UPDATE: Apparently Abu Hussain al-Britani is not the gunman, unless someone else has access to his Twitter account, as he is back on Twitter today.
My colleague and the cosponsor of the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest, Robert Spencer, nails the zeitgeist:
“Texas shooter: ‘When will the kuffar understand and stop insulting the prophet?,'” by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, May 4, 2015:
These tweets (click to enlarge) come from one of the shooters at the AFDI/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exposition and Cartoon Contest yesterday — Elton Simpson, aka Shariah is Light, aka Abu Hussain al-Britani.
The thing is, Mr. Shariah is Light didn’t live to see it, but the mainstream media coverage last night and this morning abundantly illustrates that the kuffar do understand that they must stop insulting the prophet. They understand it very well. They know that when people do something that Islamic jihadis think insults the prophet, that they deserve whatever they get — even murder at the hands of those jihadis. The kuffar know very well that when Islamic jihadis say that if you do something they don’t like, they will kill you, that you better stop doing what they don’t like, and if anything happens, it’s your fault.
The kuffar at the Daily Mail know this. The kuffar at CNN know this. The kuffar at the New York Times know this. Kuffar all over the media know this. They know that when the jihadis say “Jump,” it is the Western non-Muslim’s duty to say “How high?” And if those Western non-Muslims do not jump, and do not ask how high, they are guilty of deliberately provoking them. Of poking them in the eye. If some Muslims don’t like some speech of some non-Muslims, it is up to the non-Muslims to conform his speech and behavior to suit the Muslims. It is not up to the Muslims to learn the virtues of real tolerance in a genuinely pluralistic society.
That is the lesson the media learned from Garland. That is the message that the media elites are busy pumping out to the masses today. When will the kuffar understand and stop insulting the prophet? Today, Mr. Abu Hussain al-Britani. Today.
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